Storyteller is on a mission to bring the world together around a single campfire and tell stories to unite us. The magazine publishes four short stories each month. Stories of all types may find their home in our publication, though perhaps not on the first try.

We offer feedback on every submission which follows our guidelines.

Contact the editors with questions or comments.

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Storyteller is looking for a modern evolution of literary fiction. We want stories that hook right from the first sentence and don't let go until the impactful climax a few thousand words later. Stories should be titled to attract a reader's interest; not to describe the story. The hook should pull the reader straight into the action. The climax should have emotional relevance. We want goose-bump triggering impact.

Upon acceptance, contributors are required to collaborate with editors and other contributors to revise their submission, as well as promote the issue to which their work is accepted. 

  • Compensation: $100 advance on a 20% royalty on individual issue sales.
  • Rights: One month exclusivity & first publishing rights. Previously published work not accepted.
  • Circulation: Thousands of readers on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and ReadStoryteller.com.
  • Reading time: Less than thirty days.
  • Word count: 5,000 to 7,500 words. No exceptions.
  • Formatting: Submission document must only include: title, synopsis, and story. No personally identifying information should be included in submitted document. USA spelling & punctuation. Double spaced. No manual returns.
  • Editing: Our editors use Google Docs for collaborative editing.

Poetry not accepted.

Submissions that do not follow guidelines will be instantly rejected, and author will be requested to format in accordance to guidelines. 

Thank you!

Storyteller is looking for stories that are mostly true-to-life with genre twists. The theme is the absurdity and alienation that we all face on a daily basis living in a world that becomes more and more virtual every day. 

We're looking for stories that aren't necessarily literary, nor genre. We want stories that could be called genre-realism. Realistic plot lines with a splash of your favorite genre mixed in.


Upon acceptance, contributors are required to collaborate with editors and other contributors to revise their submission, as well as promote the issue to which their work is accepted. 

  • Compensation: $100 advance on a 20% royalty on individual issue sales.
  • Rights: One month exclusivity & first publishing rights. Previously published work not accepted.
  • Circulation: Thousands of readers on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and ReadStoryteller.com.
  • Average reading time: Less than thirty days. Stories selected by a team of curators.
  • Word count: 5,000 to 7,500 words considered for fiction. No exceptions.
  • Formatting: Curators prefer proper manuscript style. USA spelling. No manual returns.
  • Editing: Our editors use Google Docs for collaborative editing.
  • Contribution: Only one story may be submitted by any single author.
  • Poetry not accepted.
We run free advertising in all of our issues each month. Our issues are delivered to thousands of readers on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and ReadStoryteller.com.

Anyone can submit advertising. Our team of 300+ curators will evaluate your advertising based on professionalism, appeal, and fit for publication. We reserve the right to decline advertising that does not fit our standards. Use coupon code ADSAMPLE at checkout to get a free issue from ReadStoryteller.com.

Full size page is 600px by 800px. That is our preferred size, though we can work with proportional images as well. 

The only compensation we ask for is please share this opportunity with your writing friends and groups.

NOTE: A book cover alone is not an advertisement.


Curators volunteer to:

  1. Read short stories for a publication.
  2. Learn what makes a well-written story.
  3. Collaborate with peers.
Curators can submit their own work.
This is a volunteer position to edit stories for Storyteller. You will be given access to stories about one week before the deadline. During that time, you and the other associate editors will be collaborating on the stories in Google Docs. Participants must be familiar with the functionality of Google Docs to apply. 

This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in editing, writing, or professionally reading fiction to get some insight into the development of world-class story telling. We hope you see the benefits of joining the team. 



Storyteller uses Slack as an internal forum for discussion about writing, publishing, and all things Storyteller

Everyone who is accepted for publication in any of our magazines is automatically invited to join.




Storyteller will feature your art on her cover. Please follow guidelines.